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New Weekly Epidemiological Updates Provide Region-Specific Information about Acute Respiratory Illness

Looking to understand the current climate of respiratory disease transmission in our communities here on Cape Cod? Perhaps you’re worried about COVID-19, RSV, the flu, or all three; the trifecta of what are now referred to as “acute respiratory illnesses”.

Previously, we provided COVID-19 Case Data in Barnstable County as verified by healthcare providers and reporting of targeted diagnostic testing to state and local public health agencies. Now, with the changing landscape of at-home COVID testing along with the co-occurrence of flu and RSV—two viruses which present with similar symptoms to COVID-19—we need a broader perspective to look at viral transmission in our region.

Visit our new web page: Acute Respiratory Illness on Cape Cod and the Islands for comprehensive weekly updates (published each Monday) by our Contract Epidemiologist, Lea Hamner!